Published: 07 Dec 2017
An Comunn Gàidhealach acknowledge the tremendous effort made by Paisley in the bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021. The fact that Paisley was ultimately unsuccessful should not detract from the optimism and creativity that was evident in their application.
During the recent Royal National Mòd in Lochaber, it was confirmed that should Paisley’s bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2021 be unsuccessful we would review the two bids that we received to host the 2021 Royal National Mòd. These bids were submitted by Paisley and Perth.
Both bids will now be scored and the bid that achieves the highest score will be offered the opportunity to host the 2021 Royal National Mòd. Once this outcome is confirmed the remaining bid will be asked to host the 2022 Royal National Mòd. The outcome will be announced by An Comunn Gàidhealach at the Annual General Meeting in March 2018.
John Morrison (Chief Executive Officer) of An Comunn Gàidhealach said:
“Although Paisley was not successful in becoming the UK City of Culture 2021 we wish to congratulate the bid team on submitting such a professional and creative bid.
We hope to assist Paisley and Perth to build on the hard work that went into the two bids to become the UK City of Culture 2021, by considering both bids to host future Royal National Mòds. The hosting of the Royal National Mòd is welcomed by both locations and we look forward to working with Perth and Paisley in the years to come.”
Likely Dates: 2021 – Royal National Mòd: 8th – 16th October 2021 (Subject to confirmation)
Likely Dates 2022 – Royal National Mòd: 14th - 22nd October 2022 (Subject to confirmation)« Back to Mod News List